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Poster: saintjames Date: Nov 17, 2007 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: anyone else here get road trips ?

didn't see any responses to my post the other day.

This post was modified by saintjames on 2007-11-17 21:49:17

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 17, 2007 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

I just got mine and have enjoyed what I've heard so far of disc 1. Exceptional, high energy Jack Straw, which isn't normally one of my favorite tunes. Spirited and tight Dancin' with Jerry in an exploratory mood but not producing anything remarkable (though I should listen again before saying that), segueing into a dynamite Franklin's.

Sound quality is better than I had expected from a cassette master. I could persuade myself that the drums are hazier than with a reel master and that there is less acoustic space between instruments, but I'm not sure I would have noticed that if I hadn't known it was a cassette. And the resonant sounds of guitars and keyboards are sweet and pure.

I second gc's nomination of an April 78 installment (really? you'd pay $40?). I'm also hoping for Feb 68, Apr 70, June 76, and Oct 73.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 17, 2007 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

Wow, wow, wow! Disc 2 is a blast! I haven't heard Shakedown yet--jumping right to Terrapin for the first listen, which is maybe my favorite commercially released version. Playin' has some lovely contributions from Brent, complemented nicely by the rest of the boys.

But the real treat is NFA > Dew, both of which are rich, punchy versions with Phil and the drummers strong in the mix and doing grate stuff. I can't wait to listen to them both again. The Dew may be the most emotionally powerful version I've heard from any year. Jerry is more spiritual leader than singer. How could they have produced such awesome beauty and not return to the tune for another six months?!?

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 17, 2007 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

i'm holding out for some complete show releases

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Nov 18, 2007 4:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

I'm sure your mother would be very proud of you.

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Poster: acetboy Date: Nov 17, 2007 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-11-17 18:58:30

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 17, 2007 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: anyone else here get road trips ?

Add me to those who think Road Trips Vol. 1 is pretty terrific.

Shakedown 10/25/79? Go listen and tell me it's not hot.
The Dancin'>Franklin's? Exceptional.

The bonus disc of 10/31/79 material is also spot-on.

Sound is loud and clear. What more could you want?

they took "best ofs" from an excellent Fall '79 tour and put 'em on well-made discs. This is exactly the kind of product--as a long time DeadHead grateful for what they did-- i'm happy to pay for (even tho' I can get all this material elsewhere and for free) and only wish they'd produce more of 'em more often.

Give me highlights from the April '78 tour, for example, and i'd pay double what i did for Vol. 1.

I just don't get the complaints on this thing.

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